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158 S. Scott St.
Adrian, MI 49221
Phone: (517) 265-8544
Fax: (517) 265-8923
Natasha Wetzel
First Grade


November News #2

News from Room 101

Monday, November 9, 2015

Message from Mrs. Wetzel:

                        We had a busy week last week with two field trips. Our class did an outstanding job walking to the fire department and students were able to make lots of connections to our unit of inquiry. We displayed principled behavior at the performance of Dinosaurs at Dark as well.  We spent time Friday investigating various STEM activities, students created a plan , created and tested their plans and reflected on the success of their plan. The weather is beginning to be chilly in the mornings, all students go outside to line up in the morning, and three other time throughout the day please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.  The Adrian High School Band will be at Lincoln on Tuesday for a performance.  Canned Food Drive all week, please consider sending in donations.

Friendship Feast

On Wednesday, November 25th from 10:00-12:00, we will celebrate the friendship of our big buddies and little buddies and feast together as the Pilgrims and Indians did long ago.  Thank you to all the families that volunteered to send in supplies or serve students at the feast.  We are thankful for our classroom families.

     What’s Happening in Room 101

Last week, we launched our second unit of inquiry, How the World Works. We will focus our inquiries on the natural word and its attributes and how it is impacted by living things.  This week students have three assignments to bring back to school.  Stduents need to draw a map of their bedroom, their house and their neighborhood, this activity is intended to be a collaboration.  Please send all three maps with labels to school by Thursday, Novemeber 12. 

During writing workshop we are working on using graphic organizers to plan out our small moment stories.   During guided reading we continue to build our reading fluency, read with expression, an retell familiar text. This week in math we will take the end of module assessemnt for Module 1. We will begin Module 2 on Wednesday.  Please see the attached Module 2 Topic A and B family communication.  In science, we will explore and investigate properties and construct boats.   On Friday we will take the post assessment for our Unit on Sorting Things Out. 

Save the Date for the 5th Annual Lincoln Elementary Fall into Fitness 5K run/walk

The race is Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Spelling 

Week 10- Spelling Words: when, your, said, mop, hop, pop, top, drop

Spelling words will be on the top of your child’s weekly communication sheet inside their blue folder or on our classroom website under the spelling tab.    Students will work with their weekly words in class, but families should also set aside some time during the week to work with their child at home.   Please have your child go to spellingcity.com and log in for additional practice during the week.

 

Reminders:  

Canned Food Drive Nov. 9th-13th    

  • Thankful Candy Gram Sale-Nov. 18th, 19th, 20th                              Thank you for sharing your child with me!
  • ½ Day Nov. 24th                                                                                                                                                                    Natasha Wetzel
  • ½ Day Nov. 25th
  • Friendship Feast Nov. 25th